Wednesday, 31 January 2018

easy-peasy spicy soup

So, this is probably one of the least sexy dishes you'll see online today. I'm sharing it for three reasons:
  1. it was good
  2. it is versatile and easy to make
  3. I actually took photos of it

Anyway. This is a spicy chicken soup. As I'm not awefully good at cooking I enjoy making soups as it usually consists of just chopping some stuff, throwing it in a pot and let it simmer for a while. This soup was no different, but with one brilliant addition: it is seasoned with ready-made fajita seasoning from one of those little yellow bags, like Old El Paso or whatever. So no need to be kitchen-clever, you know it'll be good. This is how you do it:

Chop us two bell peppers, a red onion and 4 garlic cloves. Throw in a big pot with two table spoons of olive oil fry for a few minutes. 

When everything's nice and soft pour in one can each of crushed tomatoes and black beans (without the "juice"). Add 1,8 liters of water plus two stock cubes, the bag of fajita seasoning and two fillets of chicken. Let cook for 15-20 minutes or so, until the chicken is cooked. Then remove the chicken and shred it with the help of two forks and throw it back in the pot for a few minutes.


I know food photography isn't really my thing, but who cares. This brown little mess was really tasty, is healthy and so easy to change depending on what you have at home. The next time I'll skip the chicken to make it vegetarian, add a can or two of corn and an extra can of black beans to make it a bit richer. According to the original recipe you can add rice to the soup too, but this will change the cooking time. Can be served with bread or nacho chips!

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